Heavy storms swept south on Sunday after the release of suspected tornadoes and floods that killed at least six people – including three children – injured dozens and flatly by a Texas city.
Almost 90,000 customers were out of power in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Georgia from Sunday Sunday, according to www.poweroutage.us, as the severe weather left a trail of destruction.
Two children were killed on a back road in East Texas when a pine fell on the car where they drove in a heavy thunderstorm Saturday near Pollok, about 150 miles (241 miles) southeast of Dallas.
The tree "flattened the car like a pancake," Capt said. Alton Lenderman from Angelina County Sheriff Office. The children aged 8 and 3 were dead on the spot, although both parents who were in the chair escaped injury, he said.
At least 25 people were admitted to hospitals for treatment after a suspected tornado struck Caddo Mounds State Historic Site in East Texas during an Indian cultural event in Alto, about 130 miles (209 kilometers) southeast of Dallas, police officer Jeremy Jackson said. At least eight were critically injured.
There was widespread damage in Alto, a city of approx. 1200, and the school district canceled classes until its buildings can be inspected to ensure they are safe.
A tornado flattened much of the southern side of the central Texas city of Franklin, overthrowing mobile homes and damaging other homes, said Robertson County Sheriff Gerald Yezak. Franklin is about 125 miles south of Dallas.
The weather service said that preliminary information showed an EF-3 tornado touched down by 140 km / h. said the authorities. Two people were hospitalized for injuries that were not considered life-threatening while others were treated on the spot, Yezak said. Some people had to be removed from their damaged homes.
Heavy rain and storm stormed the Mississippi at night when the storm moved east.
A 95-year-old man died after a tree crashed on his trailer in Northeast Mississippi, Monroe County Road Manager Sonny Clay said at a press conference and added that a tornado had hit. Nineteen residents were taken to hospitals, including two in critical condition. A tornado was reported in the area 140 miles (225 kilometers) southeast of Memphis, Tennessee at that time.
National Weather Service meteorologist John Moore said a possible twister touched down in the Vicksburg, Mississippi area. No injuries were reported there, but officials said several companies and vehicles were damaged.
The storm damaged a roof at a hotel in New Albany, Mississippi, and Mississippi State University's 21,000 students hauled in cellars and times as a tornado came close to the school's campus in Starkville.
Spokesman Specialist Sid Salter said there was some wreck that was possibly carried by the tornado on campus, but no injuries were reported and no buildings were damaged. Trees were overturned and minor damage was reported in residential areas east of the campus.
The great storm system also freed flood abundance in Louisiana, where two deaths were reported.
Authorities said 13-year-old Sebastian Omar Martinez drowned in a drainage channel after the flood hit Bawcomville near Monroe, said deputy Glenn Springfield of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Department.
A person died separately when a car was immersed in rivers in Calhoun, also near Monroe.
As the storm moved into Alabama, a possible tornado knocked out power and damaged mobile homes in Troy, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Montgomery.
A county employee died after being hit by a vehicle while he was helping clear trees around 2:15 Sunday near Birmingham suburb of Hueytown, Capt said. David Agee from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. The man whose name was not released died after being hospitalized.
The forecast for severe weather forced officials at the Masters in Augusta, Georgia, to start the last round of the tournament early Sunday to end in mid-afternoon.